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Epic tales for epicRides™

epicRides – it is never boring – because all you need to do to get rid of your boredom, shift into a smaller cog and try to keep up the RPM’s and scream when you get to the top. Continue reading

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Time for an indoor trainer

Man, it took a long time for me to get to an indoor trainer, and no, this is not going to be an article about which trainer you should buy! (there are tons of good sites which debate the pros … Continue reading

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Scattante CFR Elite – 2 year review

Hard to believe – my ride, nicknamed ‘April’ (get it?) – is two years old. I checked my logs, a combination of a simple spreadsheet when I used the Cateye and Garmin Connect stats, and found that April and I … Continue reading

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Pain in the butt

Yes, and I am not kidding, no buns intended (oops, that’s puns)! My last two rides have not been enjoyable, at least not when going longer than a couple of hours. For some reason a very strange pain comes on … Continue reading

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tog-tog-tog-tog, oh my, what is that sound?

I went out for a leisurely Sunday ride, heading south to Playa del Rey, stopping for some coffee and taking in an absolute gorgeous (as in no coastal fog) morning and watching the world (as in skate boarder, in-line skaters, … Continue reading

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Scattante CFR Elite – one year later

Never regret something that once made you smile….at the time its what you wanted I was pondering this story now for a while and made notes here and there because I do want this to be a fair, but critical … Continue reading

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So, you want to ride your first century

Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.  ~Albert Einstein WARNING: this is a long article and intended for the first time century rider based on my own experience.  Said experience … Continue reading

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